Bistro Bistro, 4021 S. 28th St., Arlington. 703-379-0300. Live jazz and dance music by LaMont Mitchell & Friends, every Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No cover. No minimum.
Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500. All shows in the music hall start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets or phone charge at 703-573-7328. Visit www.birchmere.com.
Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-469-2244. www.clarendonballroom.com.
Upcoming events include:
Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg offer swing dancing every Tuesday from 9-11 p.m. Cost is $10. Call 703-359-9882. On May 10, Johnny and the Headhunters perform.
Clarendon Grill, 1101 N. Highland St., Arlington, 703-524-7455. www.cgrill.com. Party D.C. events every Wednesday. Live dance music from 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., plus micro brews, specials and more. No cover charge. Mondays are Salsa night, with free dance lessons and salsa music. Tuesdays are Poker Night, with free Texas Hold-'Em tourneys.
Wednesday, May 11: Practically Einstein, acoustic band.
Thursday, May 12: Lloyd Dobler Effect, local original band.
Friday, May 13: 2U, U2 tribute band.
Saturday, May 14: Flip Like Wilson reunion show.
Wednesday, May 18: High Strung, acoustic rock cover band.
Thursday, May 19: DJ 2 Nutz, hip-hop/dance music.
Friday, May 20: One Stop CD release party.
Saturday, May 21: DJ Shock, hip-hop/techno music.
Wednesday, May 25: Practically Einstein, acoustic band.
Thursday, May 26: Practically Einstein full band with Marwood opening.
Friday, May 27: Mofaux, modern and party rock cover band.
Saturday, May 28: DJ 2 Nutz, hip-hop/dance music.
Sunday, May 29: Memorial Day Holiday Jam.
Cowboy Cafe North, 4792 Lee Highway, Arlington, 703-243-8010.
Cowboy Cafe South, 2421 Columbia Pike, Arlington, 703-486-7455.
Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse, 2001 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, 703-528-4660. Sunday-Wednesday, 5 p.m.-midnight. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. www.drdremo.com. Open mike comedy, every Wednesday 8-10 p.m.
Evening Star Café, 2000 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, 703-549-5051. Live music every Thursday, and wine and jazz every Wednesday in the No. 9 Upstairs Lounge. Free wine tasting in the Daily Planet Wine Shop, Friday, 5-7 p.m., and Saturday, 2-5 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant, 555 S. 23rd St., 703-685-0555. Comedy show on Monday nights starting at 8 p.m. Karaoke on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 9. Sunday champagne brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Drag shows on Sunday nights, starting at 9.
Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-525-8646. Live music Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. No cover charge. Shows begin at 9:45 p.m. www.galaxyhut.com.
Upcoming events include:
IOTA Club & Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-522-8340. www.iotaclubandcafe.com. Open mike nights every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., free.
On May 24 IOTA presents Andrew Bird, songwriter, violinist, guitarist, vocalist and whistler, touring on his new album, "The Mysterious Production of Eggs."
Ireland’s Four Courts, 2051 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-525-3600. www.irelandsfourcourts.com. Live music Tuesday through Saturday, 9 p.m.
Joseph’s Restaurant, 2403 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-524-2722.
Luna Park Grille, 5866 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington, 703-237-5862. Live bands Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover charge. www.lunaparkgrille.com.
Matsutake Steak & Sushi, 4121 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-351-8787. Live jazz and dance music Fridays, 8-11 p.m. by LaMont Mitchell & Friends. No cover. No minimum.
Pica Deli Gourmet & Wines, 471 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-524-5656. Live music Thursdays, 5:30-9 p.m. www.picadeligourmet.com.
Rhodeside Grill, 1836 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-243-0145. Open mike night every Thursday. Shows start 9:30 p.m. All shows 21 and over. Usually $5 cover. www.rhodesidegrill.com.
Sala Thai, 2900 N. 10th St., Arlington, 703-465-2900. Live bands Friday and Saturday, from 8-11 p.m.
Sine Irish Pub & Restaurant, 1301 S. Joyce St., Arlington, 703-415-4420. Live jazz and dance music Saturdays, 8-11 p.m. by LaMont Mitchell & Friends. No cover. No minimum.
St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, 703-739-9268. Performances are from 8-10 p.m., unless otherwise specified; Sunday performances are from 3-5 p.m. www.stelmoscoffeepub.com.
State Theater, 220 Lee Highway, Falls Church, 703-237-0300. Visit www.thestatetheater.com.
Upcoming events include:
Toxic Mouse: 80's Hair Metal Band Tribute on Friday, May 13. Doors open 7 p.m.; show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $10.
Paul Cebar and The Milwaukeeans play a fusion of R&B, funk and Zydeco Saturday, May 14. Doors open 7 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $17.
Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant, hosts occasional opera nights, 501 N. Randolph St., Arlington, 703-522-1005.
Whitlow’s on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-276-9693. $4 or $5 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Performances, from 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., unless otherwise specified. www.whitlows.com.
Upcoming shows include:
Wednesday, May 11: Sharif, acoustic.
Thursday, May 12: Bobby Thompson Band, blues/rock.
Friday, May 13 Kelly Bell Band, blues.
Saturday, May 14 Reverend Hookems, rock/soul.
Tuesday, May 17: Phil Kominski, acoustic.
Wednesday, May 18 Mingus Monk Tribute, jazz.
Thursday, May 19: Junkfood, rock.
Friday, May 20: Domestic Violins, rock.
Saturday, May 21: Worry Stones, rock.
Tuesday, May 24: Ajit Verghese, acoustic.
Wednesday, May 25: SMPH, jazz.
Thursday, May 26: Soldiers of Jah Army, reggae.
Friday, May 27: Taylor Carson Band, rock.
Saturday, May 28 Shag, rock.
Tuesday, May 31: Jeff Himmleman, acoustic.